What an eye opening presentation by our guest speaker Debbie Elsner. Debbie shared with us her presentation: HR 101, The Top 10 Things You Should Know. As business owners, we must be aware of many laws and regulations. The one thing Debbie repeated over and over was that once you have rules established within your business, you always need to follow your own rules! Other great takeaways from the presentation are; Document Everything and Have an Employee Manual. I truly appreciated Debbie’s presentation, it was one that shouldn't have been missed.
|Thank you to all that attended the Summer Social to enjoy food, fashion, friends and a lot of FUN! If you missed it, the AWBO 30th Anniversary Celebration was held at the Best Western Convention Center. Cocktail hour began our evening as the "OLD," and the "NEW," faces of AWBO caught up on fellowship.
The Carved Roast Beef Dinner and White Fish entrees were shared with laughter, networking, photo's of the past and present successes of our AWBO Members.
When the dessert was served, the FUN began. Our own AWBO Members entertained us with fashion, style and a lot of attitude to create, a lot of fun! Our evening led off with fashions from Chico's.Deb Poelstra of Chico's did the commentary by educating us with style and the do's and don'ts of fashion.. . How to wear a scarf, Why to use a belt, and embellishments with jewelry for a great style and fit ensemble. AWBO has hidden talent as our members took the run way to show these wonderful fashions. Our own, LeAnn Lehr from Cato's took the podium. Models strutted their stuff to entertain us on the what is new and fun in Fashion at Cato's.
In honor of 30th Anniversary Celebration, a slide presentation displayed the history of AWBO. Past Presidents of AWBO were asked to stand and be recognized. Julie Rubsam made presentations to the Founding Members of AWBO with flowers and engraved vases celebrating our 30th Anniversary.
A special thanks to Julie Rubsam, the Board Members of AWBO, Best Western Convention Center, Michael Dick Photography, Chico's, Cato's, our Model; Kayla Feuer, Rhonda Feuer, Holly Maliziola, Jan Nielsen, Angela Tamer, Susan Benedict, Joanne Webb and Pam Rhode-Thalls along the many wonderful Members who donated Door Prizes; Bark Avenue Day Spa, Creative Memories, USBorne Books, Pampered Chef, Ramz Emporium, Longaberger Company, Stanley Steamer, Dream Dinners, Geb*Art Strategic Communications, Lafayette PC, Mary Kay, Design Alternatives, Coldwell Banker Shook, Lafayette Hearing Center and Jane Kenny. With your generosity of time and talent, we will refer to this event with years to come.
To view photos from the event. Check out our Facebook Page.
- Tammy Foley, Event Chair and President Elect